Eric Schulman’s practice is primarily focused on patent prosecution and counseling, patent strategy and analysis, patent licensing and development, and patent portfolio management.
Eric also has experience in intellectual property licensing and acquisition, post-grant proceedings, patent and trademark litigation, standards bodies, copyright, open source, M&A, commercial transactions, collaborative structures, broad IP strategy and legal management, and trademark portfolio development.
He currently serves on the advisory board of the LOT Network, which he conceived in 2013 and founded in 2014. LOT is an industry-led and independently run non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of lawsuits and licensing requests its 2300+ members receive from patent assertion entities.
Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Eric was head of IP at Uber Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s IP program, including strategy, team management, and execution. Before Uber, Eric spent more than nine years in-house at Google, Inc., where he served most recently as legal director and received the General Counsel Award for a complete win in the Oracle v. Google patent litigation. Eric has been recognized in the IAM 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategist for 2016 and 2019-2022.
Recognitions & awards
IAM Patent 1000
IAM Strategy 300
Intellectual Property Trailblazer
National Law Journal (NLJ)
General Counsel Award for Oracle v. Google
"Eric is an excellent technical patent attorney and is extremely personable." — Client Testimonial, 2022 Chambers and Partners USA
Pro bono activities
Eric has done pro bono work for Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).